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Dec 10, 2013 9:00am PST
. john cornyn a week ago speculating the president brokering a nuclear deal with iran in order to distract from obama care. is he enough to be a senator from texas. the answer is yes. >> i'm not a witch. >> exactly. sharon engel, todd aiken. bring it back to the war in the party. paul ryan and patty murray may come to a budget deal that will come to a vote this week that everybody says is really like a snooze snoozearama. they are going to take away republican support for this. whether enough to kill the bill is anybody's guess. >> what's fascinating. exists, creating all types of interesting things. i was in mississippi recently and there are a lot of black folks thinking about registering for the republican party so they can support ted cochran. this is too scary. i'm just saying that is an amazing fact. >> i think the budget deal marks a real shift. i think it's done. i'm convinced we're going to get the budget deal, probably 21 months of relative calm. what's terrible for me political reporter. >> there will be plenty for you. >> i'm sure i'll find something to talk about. it
Dec 5, 2013 9:00am PST
lawyers about it, but i'm going to talk football, guys. >> ford gave his picks for this week's nfl games and his uniquely ironic take on politics south of the border. >> as a person, i like president obama. i don't like his politics. i'm a conservative. i would be a republican if i was down in the states. so i don't believe in all this public funded health care. we've got to pay for it. we can't afford it. what you guys are doing down there, i can't get my head around it. >> gabriel, rob ford cannot get his head around what we're doing down here. regular irony doesn't cut it. you need a 17 tier wedding cake of irony. rob ford is mayor. we took a look at the mayoral map which i put up. rob ford's base was in the suburbs. if you how he won, his support is among poor -- it's across racial lines but suburban toronto voters. they are the ones keeping in office. that blue is rob ford. >> looks like a crack crystal. >> a them act candidacy and administration. >> as far as i understand it, he basically -- the election was one of how bad could he be. i think he'll keep the taxes down. he wa
Dec 6, 2013 9:00am PST
reborn. as president obama later said in his memoir, i noticed people had begun to listen to my opinion. it was a discovery that made me hungry for words. the president and first lady will travel to africa next week to pay their respects. joining us from washington, among our many other guests, austin, not washington, is msnbc's very own chris matthews. chris, we have a whole panel in new york. i want to go to you first. you spoke with the president yesterday. there's a lot of talk about nelson mandela's legacy but i want to start with the man himself. nelson mandela was not just a leader of south africa, he was a global visionary. you spent time in south africa. i wonder as a man interested in struggles of democracy and repressed people and the foundations of democracy and principles of it around the world, what is your experience with the legacy of nelson mandela? >> he really was put away. robben island was really ban issuing him from south africa. i was down there teaching business in swaziland on the border there and would read south african newspapers and the craziness of that soc
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
of sanctions this week despite repeated protestations from the white house that doing so would scuttle the deal with iran. on saturday president obama said fresh sanctions might make sense if long-term deal falls through but not before that. if at the end of six months we can't make a deal, we're no worse off. in fact, we have greater leverage with the international community to continue to apply sanctions and strengthen them. >> over in iran, president rouhani harolding the deal telling parliament the expectation of sanctions relief had already boosted his country's economy. the $7 billion in relief amounts to less than one month of iranian oil production and 7% of the $100 billion in frozen iranian assets that remain overseas. still any respite is welcome in an economy with 12% unemployment and 40% inflation. on sunday for the first time inspectors from the u.n.'s nuclear watchdog toured the heavy water reactor at iraq. a sign that while there's plenty of scepticism some progress was already under way. robert, the president towed a careful line here. i thought his remarks wer
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